Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications. 

Last year, one of the most important agenda items of the technology world was the obstacles Huawei faced in the USA and that this had important reflections on the individual consumer electronics side. When Google revoked Huawei's Android license as a result of the US administration's decision, the Chinese company had to reorganize its smartphone strategy. Things were fine for Huawei until the decision made in May 2019. The latest P30 was interested to see well in the series. Google's decision meant the absence of Google apps and services, which are indispensable for Android phones, in the new Huawei phones. The first products of the new era Huawei Mate 30 and became Mate 30 Pro.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.

Design and Display.

 In terms of design, Huawei is a little more active than its competitors. Like its predecessor Mate 20 Pro, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a phone with remarkable differences in design compared to the previous generation product. The first detail that draws attention when you pick up the phone will be how much the screen curves sideways. We can call this screen "waterfall screen". Due to this waterfall-like structure, the screen of the Mate 30 Pro is completely edge-to-edge. The bezel areas at the top and bottom of the screen are very thin. However, there is also a notch similar to that of the Mate 20 Pro.

 The widespread of the screen towards the edges brings some important consequences in terms of design. First of all, the power button is slid back and pretty thin. This key is the only physical unit in the Mate 30 Pro. There are no other keys on the phone. You can also turn the sound on and off on the touch screen. Where we are normally used to seeing the volume keys, on the upper half of the phone, when you lightly click on the edges of the screen, the volume setting will appear. You can adjust the volume by touching this setting or by moving your finger up and down on the right or left edge of the screen.

 This unusual sound setting does not cause much trouble when using the phone while looking at the screen. But if you want to turn the volume up or down when you want to make a phone call, if you have some trouble. On the other hand, when using the phone horizontally, the location of the volume controls does not change. Again, you should use the same zones for volume adjustment. While taking a photo, a shutter icon appears on the edge of the screen in the camera application as if there were physical volume keys. By clicking this, you can take pictures practically.

 When we look at the back, we see that the Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a unique design. The circular camera module placed in the middle protrudes slightly outward. There are also four cameras inside. The circular motif placed around it also adds a distinct atmosphere to the back design. The flash is in the upper left corner. Huawei has likened the design of the back to a camera on this phone and has brought horizontal use to the fore.

 Huawei Mate 30 Pro is an ergonomic phone that is a combination of glass and metal. However, the surface is a bit slippery so you may have some difficulty using it. Thankfully, the transparent case comes out of the box, and that's how we used the phone mostly. While this case does not increase the thickness and weight of the phone, it adds a little more friction to the surface, making it easier to use. Grasping and using the phone with one hand does not cause much trouble, you can use one-handed mode where necessary, and you can access the points at the top of the screen with one hand by shrinking the user interface.

 There is a single speaker on the lower edge of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. This is the phone's only speaker. Next to it is the USB-C port, microphone, and SIM card slot. In addition, the Huawei-specific NM card is placed in this slot. There is support for dual SIM cards. If you want, you can also install a second line instead of the memory card. On the upper edge is the second microphone and the infrared port, a classic in Huawei phones. There are also antenna lines on the upper and lower edges.

 Mate 30 Pro also reveals that it is a water and dust resistant phone with IP68 certification. The front and back layers with Gorilla Glass 6 look resistant to scratches. In fact, it is very normal that the back of the phone does not encounter any scratches or abrasions since we use a case. However, we did not see any noticeable scratches or wear on the front.

As far as display is concerned, The Mate 30 Pro comes with a 6.53 OLED screen with a diagonal length that comes with a high screen-to-body ratio of 94.1 percent. As we mentioned above, there is a structure that spreads from edge to edge because the screen is curved quite a lot. A curvature at such a high angle causes part of the user interface to be lost at the edges. There are also slight darkening towards the edges. Despite such flaws, it is not common to accidentally click the edges while holding and using the phone. The waterfall-shaped screen makes the Huawei Mate 30 Pro look very stylish and pleasant. However, we think there is no need for such curved screens for optimum visual experience.

 The screen of the Mate 30 Pro has a resolution of 1176 x 2400 pixels. The resolution of the 18.5: 9 aspect ratio screen is slightly higher than Full HD + and has a pixel density of 409 PPI. This is enough for sharp and clear images. The brightness of the screen is quite high and it provides comfortable use in the outdoor environment. Supporting the DCI-P3 color gamut, this display really has high color saturation and vividness. Your eyes will be relaxed and visually satisfied while viewing photos, surfing the web, or watching videos. HDR10 support is also available. However, there are not many applications to get a taste of this support.

 In terms of sound, the line of the Huawei P30 Pro is followed. The phone has only one speaker and no speakerphone insight. Bone vibration is used during phone calls. As a result, a normal speakerphone does not have the performance, but we can say that phone calls are handled clearly. On the sound side, we see that the Huawei Mate 30 Pro offers an adequate sound output. Even though it is a speaker, the screen also contributes to the sound output, resulting in a clear and filling ear.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.

Operating System and Processor.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro is powered by the Kirin 990. This processor is built using a 7nm process for extreme power efficiency, and it has a neural engine on board for AI-related tasks.

 According to the operating system, The Mate comes with Android 10 with EMUI 10. In fact, apart from the lack of Google apps and services, Huawei phone owners expect a familiar user interface and feel. The app icons, the apps, the settings menu, and the rest are Huawei style and everything looks the same except for minor changes. With the advent of EMUI 10, it is possible to use dark mode system-wide. This phone will also get along well with Huawei's MatePad Pro and MateBook laptops. By the way, the automatic rotation feature detects the position of your head and rotates the user interface accordingly. From now on, you will not need to turn off auto-rotate while looking at the Mate 30 Pro's screen while lying down, because the phone does not rotate the interface because it detects that you are looking at the phone while lying down.

 As you know, Google suspended Huawei's Android license, and for this reason, Google apps and services are not included in Huawei's future Android phones. Huawei Mate 30 Pro is one of the first products of this new era.

 You won't find an Android phone experience you're used to on the Mate 30 Pro. Your favorite Google applications such as Gmail, Maps, YouTube are not available on this phone. Also, because you cannot add a Google account, you cannot pair your phone with your account. Naturally, there is no Google Play Store to download apps and games. Of course, the remedy is inexhaustible in democracies. Immediately after the Mate 30 Pro went on sale, various tricks emerged that made it possible to install Google Play Store and Google services on this phone. You can apply one of them and get the Google experience you are used to. However, let's point out that this is an unreliable and somewhat complicated process. It is useful to know what you are doing well.

 During the time we experienced the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, we tried to stay away from Google apps and services and instead handle with what Huawei has to offer. Huawei is closing the gaps created by Google and it has done this in a shorter time than we expected. In fact, it has been to the advantage of the company that Google's applications and services are closed in the company's homeland China. It applies the policy and strategy there to the global market.

 Due to the lack of Google applications on the home screen, Huawei applications are at the forefront. There are also tools we are used to seeing on Huawei phones before. Moreover, Huawei has developed an assistant page similar to Google's. Although this place is still in its infancy, your favorite applications and various news headlines are listed in the panel on the far left of the main screen. There is no search application yet, the application component on the home screen opens to Google via the internet browser and allows searching there.

 If we look at the app store called app gallery Huawei, Huawei Turkey developers in our country, we see that treats active in adding to the ecosystem. There are many domestic applications in the store. However, most of them seem to be tuned for Google Mobile Services for now. Some apps are also not included in AppGallery with their most current versions. We think that such problems will improve over time and that the developers will also consider Huawei's platform in their update calendars. In the meantime, for those who will experience the lack of Google Maps in the map application, let's say that Yandex Navigation is in AppGallery and it works very well.

 Of course, you don't have favorite apps like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook in Huawei AppGallery. It seems safe to use APK download site such as APK Mirror or alternative repositories such as APKPure to download them. Android's ease of manually installing apps comes in handy at this point. Fortunately, Huawei also automatically performs a security check on these manually loaded APKs. How reliable it is is debatable, but at least you will have peace of mind. While downloading popular apps from the APK Mirror site in the beginning, APKPure, which functions like an app store, became our main choice. Moreover, this place allows you to easily update.

Using the Huawei Mate 30 Pro in this form has been the biggest challenge for us on the multimedia side. No or very limited access to two important video apps like Netflix and YouTube. It is possible to close the YouTube gap up to a certain point through the mobile website. The latest version of Netflix APKs we downloaded did not work properly. That's why we've been browsing the Huawei forums to find an older version of the app from the middle of last summer. In this way, it is possible to watch Netflix videos, but we are deprived of the feature of downloading Netflix to watch when we are not connected to the internet, which is one of the most used features.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.

Storage, Price, and Available Colors.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro price depends on the selected variant. The basic variant of Huawei Mate 30 Pro with 8GB RAM and 128GB variant, it will cost you around 819.00USD on Amazon while, the variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB variant, it will cost 813.90USD on Amazon. It supports either 2 SIM cards or one SIM card and Nano SD card up to 256GB. It is available in Space Silver, Black, Cosmic Purple, and Emerald Green colors.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.

Security and Ports.

 For security, the Mate 30 Pro has the in-screen fingerprint reader which works very quickly and practically. However, the Face ID facial recognition system used by Huawei in the Mate 20 Pro is also available in the Mate 30 Pro. In fact, since face recognition scans in three dimensions, it has a much higher security level than systems that scan using only the front camera. You can use whichever one is comfortable. Both are not far behind each other in terms of security. The Mate also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.
 As of ports, the device supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The device comes with USB-C port, which helps in quick charing. It supports  a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.

Battery and Charging

Huawei Mate 30 Pro provides a powerful Li-Po 4500mAh battery. And the phone offers fast charging.

Huawei's capabilities in battery optimization are known, and Mate 30 Pro users also have the opportunity to take advantage of it. The phone offers a performance that will easily take a day off even with heavy use. We usually recharged the Huawei Mate 30 Pro every 2-3 days during our experience.

Even if you use the Mate 30 Pro heavily and keep the battery life short, this phone is ready for hours of use again in a short time thanks to the fast charging support. The 40W charging adapter included in the box provides a battery level of over 60 percent in half an hour. In just forty minutes, 85 percent of it is filled. It takes about an hour and a half to reach full capacity. There is also support for wireless charging, which is quite high at 27W. However, let's say you need a compatible accessory to take advantage of this.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.


Huawei Mate 30 Pro goes with a quad-camera on the rear as clarified: 40Mp (ultrawide with f\1.8), 40MP (wide with f\1.6), and 8MP (telephoto with f\2.4). The Mate 30 Pro has a dual-facing camera: 32 (wide with f\2.4) and TOF with a 3D biometrics sensor for depth.

In still, Huawei Mate 30 Pro offers excellent photos. The Mate photos are warmer than the Ultra photos but in certain situations. It does not show the real natural colors.

Ultra-wide photos, the Mate offers warmer photos.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.

In slow motion, the Mate takes slow-motion videos with 720p@7680fps.It is pretty slow on the Mate. As of that, it is the king of slow motion.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro shoots perfect selfies. The Mate provides you with smooth photos.

According to Night Mode Shooting and zoom abilities, the Mate 30 Pro offers 3x optical zoom. The 
Mate gives you 5x hybrid also offers 30x digital zoom.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro provides you with 8K and 60fps video quality with astonishing stabilization. It supports the Pro Mode.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price, Release Date and Specifications.


Huawei Mate 30 Pro includes features that are worthy of a flagship phone in many aspects such as hardware, design, battery, camera, screen. The quality of the material is good, it feels like a valuable phone. Although the curvature on the screen is a bit exaggerated, the design is also attractive and makes the device look more appealing. Especially the edge-to-edge view of the screen makes this phone look more assertive. The screen is high in terms of visual experience, which increases the enjoyment of use. It is unlucky not to be able to take full advantage of applications such as Netflix and YouTube after installing the Google Play Store. Even though it is a single speaker, it offers a sufficient volume. Its battery provides the expected level of performance from a Huawei phone. The Kirin 990 also offers the performance expected from the flagship phone.

On the camera side, we see that the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is strong. The phone provides good frames in different conditions. The ultra-wide-angle camera is at least as good as the main camera, even in some cases, its performance goes ahead. In video recording, we see that stability and quality that is just as good as professional cameras are captured. Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a really powerful tool when it comes to content creation.

However, the air of this device is getting a little cloudy and gloomy on the software side. The absence of Google applications and services, and the inability to download apps and games from the Google Play Store prevents getting enough efficiency from this device. Of course, there are ways to install Google services and the Google Play Store, but these aren't completely safe, you're lowering the security level of the Mate 30 Pro. Still, at this point, the decision is yours. As we use it, the Mate 30 Pro offers a slightly incomplete experience, especially on the multimedia side. However, it is possible to obtain other applications you use in daily life in a relatively safe way, thanks to both Huawei AppGallery and alternative APK sources.

As a result, Huawei Mate 30 Pro is recommended for intermediate and above-experienced users who are more familiar with the Android ecosystem and know what to do with this device than a medium or low-level user in terms of experience and experience. These people can unlock the locked performance of the device with their knowledge and experience.

On the other hand, Huawei Mate 30 Pro serves as a test environment for Huawei's new era, providing a glimpse into the future. Leaving aside the restriction of easy access to popular and familiar applications, we see that Huawei has done well in a short period of time and has made significant progress in providing an alternative Google ecosystem. In the past, Nokia had tried to take a similar path but was not successful. What do you think? Have you given this smartphone a try? Does it worth it? Share your knowledge in the comments.

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